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Anarchist prisoners Mónica Caballero & Francisco Solar to be expelled from Spain and released in Chile soon

  • Posted on: 16 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Insurrection News

According to corporate media in Spain and Chile, the Audiencia Nacional (National Court) of Spain decided on January 30 to commute the rest of Mónica and Francisco‘s sentence to expulsion. The lawyers of the comrades are thought to have requested for article 89 of the Spanish Penal Code to be invoked which allows for foreign citizens serving more than one year’s imprisonment to have their sentence replaced with expulsion from the Spanish state. The comrades had their original sentence of 12 years reduced on appeal to 4 years and 6 months last December which means they have now served more than a third of their sentence.

Galicia: New operation against Gabriel Pombo da Silva and Elisa Di Bernardo (Spain)

  • Posted on: 1 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

Careful who you call comrade!

Tuesday, 24 January, on the outskirts of Vigo (Mos), a deployment of about 60 armed men between the Guardia Civil and secret agents, searched (and almost destroyed) the house where Gabriel Pombo da Silva had lived for a few months with his partner Elisa Bernardo. At dawn the two were violently awakened, handcuffed and separated … aim: to find firearms and explosives! The search lasted about eight hours and in spite of the means employed (dogs and high technology radar tools), gave no results … among the things seized there is the usual “interesting” anarchist material, cameras, maps of various cities, some cable and old malfunctioning cell phones.

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Prison sentence against Francisco Solar and Mónica Caballero reduced to four and a half years

  • Posted on: 20 December 2016
  • By: thecollective

On December 16th 2016, the Supreme Court announced its decision on the appeal filed by the defense of anarchists Francisco Solar and Mónica Caballero, who were each sentenced to 12 years in prison at first instance.

Their sentence was reduced to 4½ years of imprisonment, in addition to 143,317 euros as compensation for damages caused by the explosion at the Basilica of the Pillar in Zaragoza in October 2013.

Mónica & Francisco: Distance, control and punishment. The importance of dispersion in the prison system of the Spanish State.

  • Posted on: 21 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Insurrection News

During the almost three years that we have been confined by different prisons of the Spanish State, there is one aspect that particularly calls attention to its determinant importance in prison life; we refer to the dispersion.

Review: News of the Spanish Revolution: Anti-authoritarian Perspectives on the Events

  • Posted on: 8 September 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Book Review

Charlatan Stew, ed., News of the Spanish Revolution: Anti-authoritarian Perspectives on the Events

Reviewed by Pedro Garcia-Guirao

ANARCHIST STUDIES Volume 21 Number 1

Charlatan Stew, ed., News of the Spanish Revolution: Anti-authoritarian Perspectives on the Events

Berkeley & London: Kate Sharpley Library, 2012, 88pp. ISBN 978-1-87360-516-5

A Non-Pacifist's Critique Of The Gun Debate

  • Posted on: 6 July 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Radicals around me from the far-Left, mainly anarchists, Marxists, and non-affiliated anti-fascists, since Obama was elected, have been up in arms about the looming potential of maybe losing their arms. After another example of mass death via the easy accessibility of mass-murdering weapons, Democratic politicians in the US are trying again to reform the legalize-faire laws on guns. People I know are saying guns=revolution, that they, as a small minority in arms, will have the ability to stop the neoliberal-State and/or fascist-State.

(Spain) Pandora II case dismissed!

  • Posted on: 18 June 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Pandora II dismissed!

The case against nine anarchists arrested in October 2015 in Barcelona and Manresa has been dismissed. They were accused of criminal organization under the antiterrorism law. The magistrate of the Audiencia Nacional affirmed that the mossos d'escuadra [Catalan police force responsible for the investigation] "had limited themselves to informing about meetings, trips, and visits to penitentiary institutions" and had not showed any link with the dozens of sabotage actions the police and press had attributed to them.

Spain: Letter from anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva, outside the prison walls at last

  • Posted on: 12 June 2016
  • By: thecollective

From 325

Dear comrades,
Finally, after endless games and chicanery by the prison institution and the ministry of the interior they were forced to obey their own laws, which they constantly break, here I am finally free, writing these first words of gratitude and love to all those who over these past 30 years have accompanied me and reaffirmed my own anarchist beliefs, putting into practice the basic values and principles of anarchism like mutual support and solidarity and have finally managed to pluck me from the clutches of the prison beast which I will continue fighting from the street without forgetting, obviously, the combat being waged outside.

The Expropriated Bank of Gràcia: One More Step Forward in the Strategy of Tension – Argelaga

  • Posted on: 29 May 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

A report from Barcelona (published May 24, 2016) on the eviction of squatters from an expropriated former bank that was being used as a libertarian social center, the role of the City Government led by the former indignado, now Mayor, Ada Colau, in the affair, the resistance mounted by the social center’s supporters, and the political implications of the fact that Colau’s party, Barcelona en Comú (“Barcelona in Common”), despite her reassurances to the contrary, has now become a responsible party to repression and is providing a fig-leaf for a slowly intensifying “strategy of tension” that heralds further authoritarian developments for Spain.

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